The Catholic Church is cracking down on uppity nuns who dare to voice an opinion.He then quotes a Daily Beast article, the whole angle of which is
... the nuns’ main infractions weren’t sins of the flesh or succumbing to vices. Instead, the offending nuns were simply speaking their minds.
and staying silent on hot button issues such as
... abortion, euthanasia, homosexuality, and the ordination of women. Their silence is interpreted as endorsement, so by not speaking out against such “evils,” the report says the sisters are effectively showing their approval.Whale Oil finishes off his post by saying that women are sometimes better than men, because "they don’t bugger little boys in the confessional".
The Catholic Church dealing with anything other than sex abuse by priests is seen by Whale Oil as an opportunity to repeatedly point out some priests have abused boys. Yes, we know. Yes, many things have been put in place to deal with and prevent that sort of thing from ever happening again. However, sex abuse doesn't just spring from a vacuum - there are serious moral problems that allow a person to do that sort of thing, and those moral problems start small and they grow and grow until perversions occur.
That is what has happened with a great number of American Catholic nuns. Some of their leadership have have lost their way (specifically the Leadership Conference of Women Religious) and are being herded back into the Catholic fold. If they don't want to be Catholic, they are quite welcome to leave. However staying and pretending to be Catholic is not an option, and it shouldn't be an option no matter how much the outside world believes in the same things that these nuns believe in. So having opinions that are not Catholic opinions and then pretending those opinions are valid Catholic opinions is something the Vatican should deal with in some way. Otherwise, what would the Catholic faith be but a giant free-for-all of opinions!
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